New Job Survey Assistant In Prince Edward Island

Survey Assistant
Survey Assistant

Survey Assistant

Company : Halifax Regional Municipality
Salary : $23.51 an hour
Location : Prince Edward Island

Full Description

Job Posting

Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for the permanent position of Survey Assistant in Project Planning and Asset Management, Public Works. Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is committed to reflecting the community it serves and recognizing Diversity and Inclusion as one of the Municipality’s core values. We have an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented in the workforce, Indigenous/Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ Persons. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify on their electronic application.

As a member of a field survey team, the Survey Assistant assists the Land Surveyor or Survey Technician with locating and laying out positional information required for various types of legal, engineering and construction survey projects.


  • Assists Land Surveyor or Survey Technician with carrying out surveying projects;
  • Assists with project planning and preparation and performs reconnaissance;
  • Erects and dismantles temporary workplace signage, cones and other safety measures required at the project site;
  • Sets survey markers, stakes and other reference points required for the location and layout of positional information;
  • Sets up and operates various types of surveying measuring equipment and other tools required to carry out surveying projects;
  • Researches, makes copies and files plans, deeds, field notes and project information and assists with maintaining various indexing and information storage systems;
  • Maintains surveying vehicles and equipment and makes arrangements for regular maintenance and repairs;
  • Carries out other surveying related duties as required.


Education & Experience:

  • Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) plus Survey Assistant or Survey Technology Certification (1-year course) from a recognized institution and a minimum 2 years continuous experience in a land surveying and municipal engineering environment, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Certification in WHMIS, Emergency First Aid, Traffic Control, Temporary Workplace Signage and Chain Saw Operation as per requirements of the Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act or be willing to obtain.

Technical/Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the safe operation and maintenance of various types of surveying tools and equipment (i.e. Leica total stations, Leica Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), chain saws, etc.);
  • Ability to operate and maintain municipal surveying equipment, particularly Leica total station and global positioning systems;
  • Ability to use standard software applications such as EDL plan indexing system, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Internet Explorer and Nova Scotia Property Online;
  • Knowledge of standards, specifications and guidelines for collecting and laying out positional information;
  • Working knowledge of safety requirements of the Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • Working knowledge of the Nova Scotia Coordinate Referencing System;
  • Basic knowledge of land subdivision, conveyance and registration systems in Nova Scotia;
  • Basic knowledge of indexing and filing systems for surveying information;
  • Basic knowledge of the principles and practices of legal surveying and municipal engineering;
  • General knowledge of HRM geography and organizational structure;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the public while carrying out field surveying projects;
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license and, when required, be prepared to use personal vehicle in accordance with HRM Local Travel Allowance Policies.

Physical Demands:

  • Office work in an open workstation environment.
  • Field work in mild to extreme year-round weather conditions, regular moderate to extreme noise conditions on or near streets and occasional dust conditions on gravel roads and construction sites.
  • Field work involves being on feet most of the day and often traversing over uneven and rough terrain.
  • Field work involves lifting and carrying, sometimes for long distances, various survey equipment. Up to 30 pounds.
  • Working with survey instruments and data recorders requires good visual acuity.

Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.

Please Note: Candidates will be required to provide an acceptable Driver's abstract upon hire and consent to an annual driver's abstract verification.

Please note: Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at he employer's discretion.

HRM takes the health and safety of its job applicants and employees seriously. Where possible, recruitment testing and interviews will be done by way of phone, video conference, or other virtual means to assist with and encourage social distancing. For applicants with concerns about computer or internet access or to request another accommodation to the recruitment process, please contact your HR representative or [email protected].

COMPETENCIES: Communication, Customer Service, Organizational Awareness, Teamwork and Cooperation, Values and Ethics, Valuing Diversity

WORK STATUS: Permanent, Full-time

HOURS OF WORK: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 35 hours per week

SALARY: NSUPE Level 3, $23.51 per hour

WORK LOCATION: 21 Mount Hope Avenue

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to 11:59 pm on Sunday July 10, 2022

Please note that this is a repost of 6374BR. Candidates who applied to the original posting do not need to reapply as their applications have already been considered.

This is a bargaining unit position. External applicants will only be considered if there are no qualified bargaining unit candidates.

Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

(Position #78623606)